Early Childhood Programs Blog

Seasonal Story Mapping

January 13, 2017 - Preschool

Highlights from this week:

~Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen was inspiration for dramatic play, storytelling, and exploring landscape features. Tall wavy grass, deep cold river, thick oozy mud, dark forest, swirling whirling snowstorm and a narrow gloomy cave. “Can’t go over it, can’t go under it, we’ll have to through it!”
~Did you know that maps tell a story? The children learned how to “read” maps and also to create maps of their surroundings. They studied various maps and used their new skills to make maps of the classroom and outdoors.  Paper, paint, felt and even blocks were used to create different types of maps.
~Miss Erin’s cold vs. hot experiment showed us that when food coloring is placed in cold water it reacts differently than in hot water. Which one mixes faster?
Do you know why? Here is a clue, warmer molecules move more quickly. Check out the experiment here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbhwXSv9rk4